New music program launches to help dementia patients


Music has long been associated with producing endorphins but more recently it’s been linked to helping dementia patients recover their memories. The Music and Memory program attempts to play with the power of song by having health professionals create personalized playlists on iPods or other digital devices to give to patients in aged care homes. Today with the help of U.S founder Dan Cohen the Arts Health Institute launched the Music and Memory program here in Australia. They hope to incorporate the program into the mainstream health industry with the aim of promoting a better quality of life for people with cognitive diseases and their loved ones.

Arts Health Institute: Music and Memory
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